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Orleans Reinette apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Orleans Reinette is an old French late-season apple variety, first recorded in the 18th century. It is very different from modern apples, being firm rather than crisp to the bite.

However it has remained quietly popular in both Europe and North America on account of its rich old-fashioned flavor.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Orleans Reinette apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.16 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Orleans Reinette

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Very susceptible?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Orleans Reinette

Orleans Reinette is in flowering group 4. Orleans Reinette is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Orleans Reinette) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Orleans Reinette. If you need further advice on this just get in touch.

How to grow Orleans Reinette apple trees

Orleans Reinette is a fairly light cropper and grows best in areas with dry climates.

In cooler zones flowering can occur over quite a long period which makes it difficult to assign Orleans Reinette to a specific flowering group, but it basically flowers in the mid/late blossom season and will therefore be pollinated by most other apple varieties.



Historical details

Orleans Reinette originates from France in the 18th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Orleans Reinette'




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